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12/20/12 10:30 A

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Thanks Kathy. Will do.

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12/20/12 6:43 A

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The nice thing about using the nutrition tracker here is that you can take any recipe and adjust it... there's a recipe tab where you can search sparkrecipes.com for ideas to adapt. The testing you're doing will help you figure out what foods need to be adjusted. Just keep asking and looking, I learn new things all the time here! LOL..

...and good luck!--and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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12/20/12 3:17 A

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Thanks for all your replies. We dont actually have diabetic educators in England. They dont even believe in testing. Have however bought my own testing kit. Have already found out that bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, etc is a no no. I'm not on medication and am just trying to do by diet and (exercise - not much). I do generally cook for my partner and one of my sons. The other one does his own thing. I do roast dinners just leaving out the potatoes, bolognese (minus the pasta), etc so do cook a lot from scratch. Bored though now and stuck for ideas. Have looked at some of the low carb recipes that I have found on line but dont know what some of the ingredients are). England isnt big on low carb foods.

I have looked at the link that Houndlover1 posted and have all your replies and will be trawling through recipes books for inspirations.

Thanks again. I'm enjoying reading your new posts every day.

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12/19/12 8:30 P

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Couple of suggestions:

1. Have you seen a certified diabetic educator? They could guide you to making food choices that fit your specific calorie range/carbs/protein/fat needs.

2. In the beginning it was a learning process. Found my blood sugars just were not happy with white flour, white rice, whote potatoes, processed foods.

3. Carbohydrates: Mostly get them from fruits and veggies, but if I want rice, for example, I eat brown rice. If I want potatoes, I tend towards sweet potatoes. If I want noodles, I use either shirataki noodles or even Dreamfields pasta.

It all really depends on how YOUR body responds to those foods. As has been drilled into my head from this group, diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance. So, you need to learn what works for you and what doesn't.

4. Proteins are a great go-to choice as they have a smooth affect on the blood sugar and help you stay fuller longer.

Good luck on your journey!

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12/19/12 8:21 P

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I am not sure what exactly you are looking for. Is it all meals--Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Snack?

I can give you examples as I do not tend to eat the same food daily.

Breakfast: Gluten-Free Oatmeal with blueberries or raspberries or bananas with cinnamon sprinkled in it.

Snack: Weight Watchers String Cheese; cuccumbers

Lunch: Brown Rice in a bowl with stir-fried (in water) mushrooms, garlic, onions, broccoli on the top and also on the top chick peas or lentils or some other beans with 1 teaspoon or 2 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil.

Snack: Nuts and a piece of fruit.

Dinner or Supper: Made something from one of the diabetic cookbooks I have.

Snack: Cheese and rice crackers.

Hope this helps.

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12/19/12 6:49 P

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I don't keep a food diary but maybe sharing my broad categories will help. There are at least 50 different vegetables out there. Here is a nice list of low-carb ones to start with:

lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/
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whatveg.htm


They can be combined with different types of mushrooms, eggs (scrambled, fried), beef, chicken, game meat, pork, duck, fish

Sauces can be made with butter, coconutoil, cheeses, cream, sour cream
and lots of different herbs (fresh or dried) like Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Cilantro,
and then add some garlic, leeks, chives or onions to increase the flavor even more.

All of these are choices that should not raise your blood sugar much. emoticon

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12/19/12 6:46 P

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i eat mostly from the table with anyone and everyone else..however i weigh and measure all portions (and i don't care who laughs at me in public)..i am a big advocate of bringing your family along on your diabetes trip because it helps everyone to eat a meaningful bunch of foods
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12/19/12 6:45 P

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what kind of ideas?? breakfast?? lunch?? dinner??
do you live alone?? cook for hubby?? family??

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12/19/12 6:35 P

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I'm stuck for ideas for meals. Is it possible for everyone to post their food diaries for a while?

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